Search for missing Port Moody woman takes on ‘life of its own’

Port Moody police are appealing to the public to share home security and dashcam footage captured on Heritage Mountain Monday as they continue their search for a 48-year-old woman who vanished earlier this week. Police are asking for any footage captured between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 18, the day Trina Hunt went missing.

https://homesafetydot.com/uncategorized/search-for-missing-port-moody-woman-takes-on-life-of-its-own/

The Worst Home Security, According to Consumer Reports

These home security products just couldn’t get the job done. How many times have you gotten home from work to find out your package has been stolen? Or felt frustrated that a group of angsty teens vandalized your front porch without you noticing?

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CES 2021 Trends: DIY Home Security Is on the Rise, Plus Innovations You Should Look Out For

If we were, to sum up the answer to this question in five words, it would be “greater customer demand and use.” Kent with Park Associates notes the dynamic swing towards DIY security within the past several years, with 55% of security system buyers choosing to self-install over professional installation.

https://homesafetydot.com/uncategorized/ces-2021-trends-diy-home-security-is-on-the-rise-plus-innovations-you-should-look-out-for/

Best Home Security Systems in Atlanta (2021)

Protecting yourself and your home with a security system is often a good idea. This is especially the case if you live in a city like Atlanta, where—according to some studies—burglary rates per 100,000 people are twice as high as they are nationally. A home security system can give you peace of mind that your home is protected with 24/7 monitoring, live footage from strategically installed security cameras, or other features that keep you feeling safe.

https://homesafetydot.com/uncategorized/best-home-security-systems-in-atlanta-2021/

Home security for the do-it-yourselfer – Portsmouth Daily Times

The right system can help people protect their belongings and their families, but sorting through the various security systems on the market can be a daunting task. Feeling secure at home is a priority for many people. Many people consider installing security systems in their homes to improve their sense of well-being. Whether one owns or rents, individuals may be surprised to learn that do-it-yourself security systems can be savvy investments.

https://homesafetydot.com/uncategorized/home-security-for-the-do-it-yourselfer-portsmouth-daily-times/

How to set up Ring’s end-to-end video encryption

Ring on Jan. 13 announced it was rolling out end-to-end video encryption for its doorbells and security cameras. The feature is optional and only available on an opt-in basis. End-to-end encryption provides customers with more control over how they manage their video footage.

https://homesafetydot.com/uncategorized/how-to-set-up-rings-end-to-end-video-encryption/

Pandemic accelerates adoption of smart home solutions

Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to spend more time indoors and, as a result, consumers are now reinvesting in their homes like never before. This has, of course, been a boon to many smart home and residential security firms that supply both products and services to the market.

https://homesafetydot.com/uncategorized/pandemic-accelerates-adoption-of-smart-home-solutions/

New London police investigating racist death threat left at school board president’s home

New London police are investigating a hate crime against after the city’s Black school board president discovered a racist death threat at her home earlier this week. City and school officials have decried the threat made against Regina Mosley and police announced Friday they are scouring her neighborhood for home security video and tips that could identify the perpetrator. “We are certainly …

https://homesafetydot.com/uncategorized/new-london-police-investigating-racist-death-threat-left-at-school-board-presidents-home/

Fire crews save dog, douse fire after Escondido resident spots smoke on his home security camera

Escondido fire crews doused a smoldering fire in an apartment Wednesday morning and saved a family dog after the resident looked at security camera footage and spotted smoke coming from inside the home. The incident happened shortly after 9 a.m. in an apartment on West El Norte Parkway, west of Centre City Parkway, Escondido Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Sargis said.

https://homesafetydot.com/uncategorized/fire-crews-save-dog-douse-fire-after-escondido-resident-spots-smoke-on-his-home-security-camera/

Cyber-security label scheme expanded to all smart home devices, Tech

Manufacturers of smart home devices such as smart lights, Internet Protocol (IP) cameras and robot vacuum cleaners will now be able to apply for a labelling scheme that assesses the cyber-security levels of such devices. The voluntary Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS), launched last October, initially applied to Wi-Fi routers and smart home hubs, which were prioritized due to their wider usage and potentially more severe impact on consumers should these devices be compromised.

https://homesafetydot.com/uncategorized/cyber-security-label-scheme-expanded-to-all-smart-home-devices-tech/